Friday, January 16, 2015

bathing bird summer survey

Last winter I participated in a volunteer bathing bird watching survey.

The research is used to look at which bird species are using birdbaths to drink from and/or bath in, the changes between seasons (winter versus summer) and how garden habitats and what we do might impact on what birds visit us.

The Bathing Birds survey runs for 4 weeks starting on Friday the 23rd of January and finishing on Monday the 23rd of February.

Would you like to join in? Only for folks  and birds living in Australia:)

All you have to do is observe your bird bath for 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week. It's fun, you can involve the kids and you get a fancy new title, Bathing Bird Citizen Scientist.

For more information and registering, visit Bathing Birds website.


  1. That sounds interesting, Zena. Unfortunately I would forget to do it. Sounds like fun.

  2. cool is that :-) I'd love to do it but alas, no bird bath.

    1. I don't have one either at the mo but I'm hoping to find one at the Tip. Otherwise I'll just use a big potting lid:)

  3. I wonder if a dam would count ;-)

    I'll definitely keep this in mind for next year (things are too crazy at the moment). Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. I have a bird bath just outside the window where I write but I never seem to catch sight of visitors when I am sitting here. I try to top it up whenever I water the garden but I fear it gets too dry at times. Making the time to just sit and watch and wait for visiting birdlife sounds like a worthwhile activity, and as I am too late to join int he survey I might just set it as a small goal for myself this year! x